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Internet Explorer Problem - HELP MS COMPUTER SCIENTISTS

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by jcage@lycos.com, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    I have a weird one that I haven't been able to solve and need some
    help. My Internet Explorer browser on my XP machine will not run in
    'Admin' mode but runs fine in any of the user modes on the machine.
    I've done what I can to reset IE to original settings and no luck
    which leads to to believe that the program, in of itself, is okay but
    there's apparently some registry key I need to tweak to get it running
    again in Admin mode. If I boot up into a general user mode OR 'switch
    user', it's fine.

    So I'm hopeful that a MS engineer might see this and be able to advise
    me on how to manuallyy tweak the registry to match settings for the
    general user and get it going again.

    TIA
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi j,

    Logoff windows then log back on with your Administrator account.

    Go>

    Start>Control Panel>Internet Options - Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable
    third-party browser extensions". On the General tab of Internet Options you
    may like to change your homepage to about:blank (I bet you have set it to
    google.com?).

    Save your changes.

    then

    Start>Internet Explorer

    (hopefully it should start then)...

    For a permanent fix
    Go>
    Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs (on your Admin Account) and
    uninstall any IE Addons that you had installed for the Admin account only.
    Typically it will be an old version of the Google Toolbar.

    Logoff from your Admin account and then login on your 'User' account. Right
    click on the IE icon in the Quick Launch bar and select run-as
    Administrator. It should work then.

    Regards.

    <jcage@lycos.com> wrote in message
    news:9f788e3a-3f8f-4679-811c-e2e70d0fc35a@v14g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
    > I have a weird one that I haven't been able to solve and need some
    > help. My Internet Explorer browser on my XP machine will not run in
    > 'Admin' mode but runs fine in any of the user modes on the machine.
    > I've done what I can to reset IE to original settings and no luck
    > which leads to to believe that the program, in of itself, is okay but
    > there's apparently some registry key I need to tweak to get it running
    > again in Admin mode. If I boot up into a general user mode OR 'switch
    > user', it's fine.
    >
    > So I'm hopeful that a MS engineer might see this and be able to advise
    > me on how to manuallyy tweak the registry to match settings for the
    > general user and get it going again.
    >
    > TIA
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    jcage@lycos.com wrote:
    > I have a weird one that I haven't been able to solve and need some
    > help. My Internet Explorer browser on my XP machine will not run in
    > 'Admin' mode but runs fine in any of the user modes on the machine.
    > I've done what I can to reset IE to original settings and no luck
    > which leads to to believe that the program, in of itself, is okay but
    > there's apparently some registry key I need to tweak to get it running
    > again in Admin mode. If I boot up into a general user mode OR 'switch
    > user', it's fine.
    >
    > So I'm hopeful that a MS engineer might see this and be able to advise
    > me on how to manuallyy tweak the registry to match settings for the
    > general user and get it going again.


    No one from MS monitors this newsgroup.

    Always state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; WinXP 64-bit SP2;
    Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2; Win7; Win7 64-bit) as well as your IE version
    when posting in an IE-specific forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next
    reply.

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)?

    Has a(nother) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on this
    machine (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
     
  4. jcage@lycos.com

    jcage@lycos.com Flightless Bird

    Neither approach worked but thanks for the ideas. I'd be happy if I
    could do a 'run as' any of the general users but that's not possible
    through 'admistrator'. At least then if I wanted to, I could open up
    Internet Explorer without doing a 'switch user' to get there. After
    trying both ideas below on my XPproSP2 machine, the symptoms are
    exactly the same as before. I can login or switch user to a 'general
    account' (non-power user or admin) and Internet Explorer runs fine but
    through a power user or admin account, all I get is the 'debug' and
    'close' with the associated error box that doesn't allow IE to open.
    This happens whether firewall and anti-virus is ON or OFF. Same
    symptom which again takes me back to a registry issue. Appreciate all
    replies.

    On Apr 15, 10:06 pm, "rob^_^" <iecustomi...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Hi j,
    >
    > Logoff windows then log back on with your Administrator account.
    >
    > Go>
    >
    > Start>Control Panel>Internet Options - Advanced tab, uncheck "Enable
    > third-party browser extensions".  On the General tab of Internet Options you
    > may like to change your homepage to about:blank (I bet you have set it to
    > google.com?).
    >
    > Save your changes.
    >
    > then
    >
    > Start>Internet Explorer
    >
    > (hopefully it should start then)...
    >
    > For a permanent fix
    > Go>
    > Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs (on your Admin Account) and
    > uninstall any IE Addons that you had installed for the Admin account only..
    > Typically it will be an old version of the Google Toolbar.
    >
    > Logoff from your Admin account and then login on your 'User' account. Right
    > click on the IE icon in the Quick Launch bar and select run-as
    > Administrator. It should work then.
    >
    > Regards.
     

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